Living in Fairbanks we have an amazing botanical resource at the University of Alaska Botanical Gardens. In the summer I love to explore the diversity of the plants they have growing. In addition, I am a member and gardener at the Fairbanks Community Garden and I spend a lot of time there in the summers. The diversity of plants being grown by the various gardeners provides great opportunities for my photography. And as with the wildflowers, keep your eye out for tiny insects. I have not gone out of my way to photograph insects on these flowers, but I’m often surprised when I open the images on my computer to discover that in addition to the flower which was my subject, I have also captured a small insect. These galleries are my favorite garden flower images from the last few years.